Eagle mike piston kit installation
Hi!, let me introduce my self, my name is francisco, im from Guatemala and i recently bought a supposedly 16k miles klr 05´.
I saw a post on the internet and it was quite cheap, but it was kind of far from where i live so i asked an uncle to buy it for me. So he did, but didnt pay much atenttion to some certain detailes, like the fact that never got a service on time which lead me to making just the oil change when i first got it and then i tought it would be ok for the next 2 or 3k miles.
But, surprise!! it was burning oil, and it got consumed pretty quickly, which caused it to began making some nocking on the engine bay.
After i realized about that, i wanted to try something before accepting i was gonna have to change various internal parts , so i made a full service and schedule the next one on the 1k miles mark. When i reach the milleage and drained the oil, i just got a little bit over 600 ml.
It was then when i started to think about a way to fix it and try not to spend a huge amount of money, due to the fact that i cant get spare parts for the bike in the "away from all civilization country" i live in. And stumbled upon various piston kit´s from eagle mike that went from 685 cc all the way to up to the 719 cc´s.
Now, i have the money and a way to get it, for another uncle of mine, which happens to live in arizona and its in his disposition to buy that kit and all the parts i need for the bike and send them to me.
The only problem i have is that i dont even know what parts i am supposed to buy, i mean, i should get the piston kit, but then what else? new valves? and if a get the new valves, should i get the shims?
Also, i know the doohickey its the weak spot of the bike, so i also like to buy one of those kits, as well as a stiffer spring for the rear, a progressive spring for the forks and try to keep it in the 1k price range for all i want.
I would really appreciate if somebody could give me an advise on how to do it, even more, have some patience on me due to my total unknowledge about this.
Pd: i totally hope i expressed myself properly, i havent yet perfectioned my english.